Welcome to Troop 156

Boy Scout Troop 156 meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM usually in the Gideon Welles School cafeteria. Youth ages 10 to 17 are always welcome to join. Just come by and see us on most Wednesdays. Please check our Calendar or contact us at, because we’re often out camping or having fun in some other way! 



Mt Greylock - AT  Backpacking Trip November 2023


Boston Urban Hike 2023

Gettysburg - 2022 (Picket's charge)


Mt. Marcy - High Adventure Trip

Deer Lake 2021

Mt. Monadnock 2021


Yawgoog Tournament Champions 2017

Yawgoog Tournament Champions 2017

Klondike Derby 2016

AT Hike 2014

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 In front of the George Washing Bridge on the '14 Urban Hike



Our chartering organization is
The Congregational Church
in South Glastonbury.

Scouts of all Faiths
in our Troop

Zack Lopez achieves the rank of Eagle!

Posted by bvincelette on Apr 15 2024 - 4:26pm

Zack joined scouts in 8th grade and embraced all that scouting had to offer. Although a late starter he is a great example of what can be

accomplished with hard work, while having a lot of fun! Zack is always eager to help others and to join in on a new adventure. He loved

his time at Camp Yawgoog, Mt Monadnock, AT camping and countless troop campouts. Zack is also very proud of his Eagle project at

Earle Park off of main street where new fencing was installed along with a number of bat houses. Congratulations Zack!



Ryan Ouellette achieves the rank of Eagle

Posted by bvincelette on Mar 29 2024 - 4:58pm

Ryan Ouellette joined scouts in the first grade and has been hard at work throughout his scouting experience. He led as an ASPL,

Patrol leader and Instructor and has gone on many camping trips with the troop. Included highlights: Yawgoog summer camp for 10+ weeks,

backpacking the AT, high adventure Maine and exploring the Adirondacks. Ryan was also a prolific fundraiser leading our troop for 4 straight years.

Ryan is most proud of earning 49 merit badges along with his Eagle project, which entailed building a Gaga pit for the Gideon Welles school. 

Congratulations Ryan!



2024 Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Trip

Posted by bvincelette on Mar 19 2024 - 8:22am

25 Scouts and Adults, including Mason (Webelos 2) and his family, ventured out for an amazing trip to see the Statue of Liberty

and Ellis Island. We traveled by Car, Train, Subway and Ferry to see this amazing symbol of American freedom and liberty. Scouts

learned about the history of construction and the importance of this mighty symbol. We then continued onto Ellis island where

scouts explored the stories of immigration into the United States of America and how future citizens risked everything for a

chance to be part of our great nation. The camping and weather was awesome as we enjoyed the Seton Scout Reservation in

Greenwich with an amazing campfire program to finish off the evening. Another Troop 156 trip of great memories.





Dylan Vincelette is officially an Eagle Scout

Posted by bvincelette on Feb 25 2024 - 11:15am

Troop 156 is excited to announce its newest Eagle scout - Dylan Vincelette

Dylan has been scouting since he was in first grade. He has been to camp Yawgoog 8 times and on many high adventure trips, including the Adirondacks and Maine High adventure. He has served as an ASPL and patrol leader several times. Dylan has completed 41 merit badges and is proud to have completed the trio of Swimming, Hiking and Cycling merit badges. Dylan's Eagle project entailed building a trailhead Kiosk for the Cotton Hollow south trails in Glastonbury along with trail blazing, trail maintenance and working with the town on a trail map with points of interest.



Winter Trek 2024

Posted by rmoy on Feb 9 2024 - 7:39am

Our scouts (and adults) enjoyed a winter wonderland at Mt Norris Scout Reservation in Eden,VT.  Activities included rock climbing, rile shooting, archery, tomahawks, rope braiding, and snowshoeing.  On the way home they took a tour of the Ben & Jerry's factory and sampled ice cream.  A fun time was had by all!



Scout Sunday

Posted by bvincelette on Feb 5 2024 - 9:28am

Dylan Vincelette and Evan Tierney worked as ushers for South Congregational church this past Sunday.

Parishioners were very complimentary of their service.